Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: May 4, 1931

Brass Ankle. It takes a Southerner to convey adequately the potential horror and tragedy that lurk in the sociological backwaters of the Deep South. The cruelty of middle-class white "crackers" has been deftly transferred to book form by William Faulkner (Sanctuary), a reconstructed Southerner (TIME, Feb. 16). Further aspects of it are now to be seen in this grim play by DuBose Heyward of Charleston, S. C., author of the book whence came all-Negro Porgy three years ago.

Larry and Ruth are happy dwellers in Rivertown. They live over...

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